How to Upload SWF Files to YouTube

Problem: I’d like to upload a clip I created with Flash to YouTube. I tried loading but failed to upload either the .swf file or the .fla file. Is it possible to upload SWF to Youtube? Anyone knows how to do that?

- asked by Robert

YouTube is currently the largest and most popular video sharing sites in the world. But not all videos can be uploaded to YouTube. YouTube can recognize video formats like FLV, MOV, MPEG-4, AVI, WMV, 3GP except SWF. If you have some funny flash and want to share them on YouTube, You need to convert SWF to YouTube accepted video formats.

Solution: To convert a flash .swf file into a format that YouTube accepts, use AST SWF Video Converter. It is a powerful SWF to YouTube Converter tool for you to convert flash to YouTube supported formats with high output quality. Now learn on how to convert SWF to YouTube with the following step by step guide:

Note: Here this guide is using SWF Converter for Mac to convert SWF to YouTube on Mac. If you need to convert flash to YouTube on Windows, please download the Windows version to do it.

Step 1: Download and Install SWF Converter for Mac
Free download the latest version of AST SWF to YouTube Converter for Mac. Install it and launch the program. You will see its main interface as below.

Upload SWF Files to YouTube for Sharing

Step 2: Import SWF File to the SWF to YouTube Converter Mac
Click on the “Source” button and browse your computer. Select the SWF file you need to upload to YouTube and click “Open” to add it to the software.

Upload SWF Files to YouTube for Sharing

Step 3: Select YouTube Accepted Format as Output Format
AST SWF Converter for Mac supports converting SWF to a number of video formats. Select YouTube accepted formats like FLV, MOV, MPEG-4, AVI, WMV, 3GP as output format from the drop-down list of “Codec”.

Upload SWF Files to YouTube for Sharing

Step 4: Start Converting SWF to YouTube Accepted Format
Click “Capture” to convert SWF to YouTube supported format. The “Record” window will pop up, click “Start” to begin the conversion, and click “End Record” to stop conversion at any time.

Upload SWF Files to YouTube for Sharing

When complete conversion, this program will show you the output folder. Click “Open” to view the converted video.

More Advantages of SWF to YouTube Converter:
This SWF Video Converter offers many advanced editing features allow you to customize the imported SWF video. For example, you can trim the imported SWF file to an ideal size by setting the width and height; crop the picture frame of SWF video to remove any unwanted areas; change the output video properties like Video Resolution, FrameRate, Bitrate, Audio Channel, SampleRate, etc.

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